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Yea, I have a Hauppauge WinTV-Go it's a POS card, but it works. I would go with one of the Hauppauge WinTV PVR xxx, they have better driver support, work in Vista and also support stereo sound. Also that PVR 500 is really nice, the dual tuner is nice because you can watch & record different channels at the same time. Also, if you don't know, you can use a cable splitter to split the signal. I do it with my Tuner & Cable Modem with no issues at all.
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post #12 of 19
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Yea, I have a Hauppauge WinTV-Go it's a POS card, but it works. I would go with one of the Hauppauge WinTV PVR xxx, they have better driver support, work in Vista and also support stereo sound. Also that PVR 500 is really nice, the dual tuner is nice because you can watch & record different channels at the same time. Also, if you don't know, you can use a cable splitter to split the signal. I do it with my Tuner & Cable Modem with no issues at all.
Yeah, same here, however I also recommend one with a HD tuner for "furture-proof" tuners.
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Yeah, same here, however I also recommend one with a HD tuner for "furture-proof" tuners.
I'm having a hard time finding an HD tuner...Wonder if theres an analog and and HD on one card....
 
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Theater 650 + GB-PVR.

I have a Theater 550 that I use with GB-PVR, and it works great.
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Theater 650 + GB-PVR.

I have a Theater 550 that I use with GB-PVR, and it works great.
It says that's HD, but I don't see how it is .....
 
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Theater 650 + GB-PVR.

I have a Theater 550 that I use with GB-PVR, and it works great.
From what I've hear, the ATI TV Tuners' support for Vista is non-existent. Someone correct me if I'm wrong?
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post #17 of 19
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From what I've hear, the ATI TV Tuners' support for Vista is non-existent. Someone correct me if I'm wrong?
one of the reviews said that it worked right away in Vista X64 so i'd say their is hope.
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I finally got my streamzap remote in and am using my main rig as a makeshift HTPC (just using my monitor at the moment, and no TV tuner) and the remote works very well with GB-PVR. I have the GB_PVR .exe setup on a macro on the remote so I can turn it on at anytime and liten to music, movies, ect. Pretty cool. Can't wait to get my actual HTPC put together
 
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http://www.team-mediaportal.com/

Started trying out MediaPortal. and I like it a lot so far. Has a very professional interface, and looks very good. I'm going to give this and BG-PVR a go for a few weeks, see which one I like better.
 
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